With permission from a local road agency, researchers in Michigan hacked into nearly 100 wirelessly networked traffic lights, highlighting security issues that they say are likely to pervade networked traffic infrastructure around the country.
I always encourage everyone to fight their traffic tickets and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket instead of surrendering it to the corrupt state. I have often referenced the fact that I’ve beaten about 15 tickets since I learned how to properly fight the revenue agents in 2001.
Thousands of drivers in New Jersey were caught on camera allegedly running red lights but were never informed of the potential fines they faced because of a technical glitch. The state lawmaker who today brought the issue to the public’s attention — Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon —said it’s just the latest example of why New Jersey’s red-light camera should not be renewed when it reaches its December expiration date.
The federal government is inching closer to mandating cars have the ability to communicate with each other, in a move regulators say could reduce crashes while still protecting motorists’ personal information.
It’s a question without a definitive answer just yet, but if the super-nerds at Google are to be trusted, we may soon be better off without speed limits. Ironically, Google’s engineers have determined that speeding actually is safer than going the speed limit in some circumstances.
Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore’s once-lucrative speed and red-light camera network — stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in Chicago in which a former executive is charged with bribery.
If you disobey the law while driving and get a ticket, you might be paying more than you bargained for. The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Driver Responsibility Program adds a surcharge for several types of offenses in addition to a normal fine. The program applies a surcharge for three years after you receive a ticket.
Not so long ago, politicians paraded accident victims before the cameras at press conferences announcing the arrival of red-light cameras. These were not perp walks, but prop walks. Revenue cameras were supposed to be the solution to all traffic-safety problems, saving lives and protecting children. Nobody much buys that any more.
No one wants to have their car stolen, but a new study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau has some bad news for older Honda owners and pickup drivers. Fortunately, it has better news for drivers overall.
There was no army of city attorneys to greet Barnet Fagel Tuesday morning when he went to fight three red-light camera tickets. According to Fagel, a forensic video expert who helps drivers fight their red-light camera and speed camera tickets, the Administrative Law Judge immediately saw the problem and said “the city has failed to make it’s prima facie case,” and dismissed all three in a matter of minutes.